Bellator 241 Gets Leslie Smith vs. Jessy Miele, Robson Gracie, Anatoly Tokov

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Leslie Smith vs. Arlene Blencowe, Bellator 233
Leslie Smith (left) vs. Arlene Blencowe Credit: Bellator MMA

A number of additions have been made to the upcoming Bellator 241 in March.

As first reported by MMA Junkie, Leslie Smith vs. Jessy Miele, Robson Gracie vs. Billy Goff, Anatoly Tokov vs. Fabio Aguiar, and Romero Cotton vs. Justin Sumter have all been booked for the event. Three of those bouts will serve as preliminary fights, while Tokov vs. Aguiar joins the main card.

Smith (11–8–1) won her promotional debut against Sinead Kavanagh at Bellator 224 last year. She then dropped her sophomore outing at Bellator 233, losing a unanimous decision to Arlene Blencowe. The loss snapped a three-fight win streak dating back to her UFC days. There’s still a fair amount of upside to Smith in Bellator, given her history as a part opponent of current featherweight champ Cris Cyborg.

Jessy Miele (9-3) has won four straight fights, including her promotional debut against Talita Nogueira in October. She also has a recent win over former UFC and Invicta FC fighter Elizabeth Phillips.

Contender Series middleweight vet Justin Sumter (7-3) takes on the undefeated Romero Cotton (4-0) on the preliminary card as well. Another undefeated fighter, Robson Gracie Jr. (3-0) also features on the prelims, facing Billy Goff (2-2). Gracie has spent his entire pro career to date with Bellator.

On the main card, as noted, middleweights Anatoly Tokov and Fabio Aguiar face off. Tokov (29-3) is in the conversation for a title shot at 185lbs, having won five straight bouts in the Bellator cage. That streak has included names like ex-champ Alexander Shlemenko, and Gerald Harris. Aguiar (17-1) is making his promotional debut on a nine-fight win streak.

Bellator 241 takes place on March 13 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. The main card is set to air on DAZN. Headlining the event is a featherweight title fight between Patricio Pitbull and Pedro Carvalho, part of the promotion’s featherweight grand prix.

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